“American whiskey is made by creating a mashbill (say 51% corn, 33% rye, 16% barley), then combining those grains and making your whiskey. Concord, Ontario's Still Waters Distillery started by bottling others' spirits, but have since gone full-throttle distilling its own single-barrel booze in extremely tiny runs. ", Canadian Club is a brand of Canadian whisky using a blend of different grains... and you have gotta love their new tag line, "Damn right your dad drank it.".

You definitely get the apple right off the bat in the nose. The result, 1+11 Blended Canadian Whisky, has a classic structure that's light and a little creamy, with a touch of vanilla and orange peel present throughout. Not the sweetest, just not many deep complex flavors to make me think much more than sweet. I guess that means it was drinkable. “A key defining factor for Canadian whisky is the method for production,” says Jake Barnett, of Old Fashioned Beverage & Hospitality. This is my go to whiskey. Sazerac's Royal Canadian Small Batch will do the trick for under $20. It will make you feel good on the cheap (I have actually tested this)! Finish is mercifully short, dry and bitter. Dont get me wrong, Canadian Club is an awesome blend, but not something you would feel happy serving to other people, because in the back of your mind, you know where that extra money for crown goes. And a good deal of the rye that Americans drink—whether via Canadian or American brands—is made there. Occationally comes with a little velvet pouch, which is good for you collecters of little useless things. $33.99, “Canadian blends can also deliver plenty of excitement! Over time, it has become the largest distillery in North America (located in Ontario, Canada) and a true grain-to-glass distillery on a large scale.

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Perfect for enjoying on a crisp fall day. If the Corby/Pernod Ricard portfolio's Wiser's 18 is the lighter classic-style Canadian whisky, then its Lot No. The whisky industry in Canada took right off.”. $54.99, “Tap 357 Canadian Maple Rye whisky exemplifies this pairing of flavoring components, soothing the potent rye finish with the sweetness of maple syrup,” says Hauk Cornell, a bartender at Galley in West Palm.

I debated even sipping it. Northerners stopped drinking whisky from the South, so they started filling their glasses with Canadian spirits. It's no wonder that when it was re-released a few years ago (after being briefly discontinued during the 2000s), it took home a Canadian Whisky of the Year prize.On the milder side, Corby's Pike Creek is another enticing smaller-batch offering, also made in Windsor and rested near Hiram Walker's Canadian Club barrels. An outstanding rye no matter its origins, this one has big spice upfront, followed by a short whiff of coffee and dark chocolate that turns floral and grassy. Note this one won’t sit on the Canadian whisky shelves as it is aged for less than three years. Some managed to stay hidden away for two decades, readying themselves for their big moment in the spotlight.That moment, friends, is now. Crown Royal Regal Apple: This was my least favorite, a.k.a. Expected it to be bad from memory but hey its a new day so here we go.

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